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UNCANNY Hurricane highlights inside Stay Safe!


September 2017 Vol. 200 │ No. 10 ISSN #0034-3137

EDITORIAL STAFF Editor/Publisher Mary Y. Cronley refrigerationmag@gmail.com (404) 819-5446 Senior Staff Writer Joe Cronley cronley.joe@gmail.com (404) 295-5712 Art Direction Markurious Marketing info@markurious.com (678) 439-6534

ADVERTISING, SUBSCRIPTIONS, ACCOUNTS Mary Y. Cronley Editor/Publisher refrigerationmag@gmail.com (404) 819-5446 Established as ICE in 1906, Refrigeration Magazine™ is published thirteen times a year, including the Annual Buyer's Guide. Postmaster: Send notice by form 3579 to: Refrigeration Magazine 260 Lakeview Ridge East Roswell, GA 30076 Annual Subscriptions: US: $49/year or $79/two years International: $79/year Single Copies: $6/copy

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FEATURES

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HURRICANE NEWS

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Refrigeration Fail Causes Explosion in Harvey Aftermath Rain Comes Down. Gas Goes Up.

10 The Second Disaster

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BUSINESS

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CONVENTIONS

Need Documentation? Standard Forms Can Be Modified For Your Plant

Scenes from the PIAA

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Hope and Silver Linings... Hurricane Wrath Aside

22 AD INDEX

A list of our advertisers

22 CLASSIFIED ADS

Classified advertisements by region

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Cover Photo Credit: Mireles Party Ice

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Hope and Silver Linings... Hurricane Wrath Aside It’s been a whirlwind of storms…literally. The photos of heavy things floating away like paper cups on a raging river have been stunning and terrifying at the same time. That’s why it was phenomenal and reassuring to see our industry’s ice merchandisers standing stoic in several parking lots in Texas during Harvey. One belonged to our beloved Jesse Mireles, Mireles Party Ice in San Antonio, Texas, part of the hardest hit areas in Harvey’s path. Jesse took ice provisions to the most devastated area, Rockport, and set up next to the Texas State Guard, to give out ice. And now, as I write this, Irma is crushing Southern Florida. Earlier today, I watched the newscaster in awe, as the eye of the storm passed over him as he was reporting from Naples, Fla. For a few moments, it was as if nothing had happened at all. Storm is over. We can all go home. But then, the skies darkened once more, the winds picked up again, and shortly, he was holding on for dear life in order to report the news. What a job! Things are changing dramatically. Our industry has seen incredible consolidation and shifts in how we do business. Still we continue on. We are experiencing more deaths among our longtime friends and associates within the industry. Still we continue on…a little sadder, perhaps a bit more afraid for ourselves, and certainly more aware of the fragility of life.

"Things are changing dramatically. Our industry has seen incredible consolidation and shifts in how we do business. Still we continue on."

And more storms. Oh, the storms. And we clean up and move on. Still here, and maybe with a little less. But no matter what, we continue to have plenty. And in this industry, with its close relationships and longtime friendships, we continue to be strong and wealthy in all things money cannot buy. Stay safe.

Mary Cronley EDITOR/PUBLISHER REFRIGERATION MAGAZINE

Ice merchandisers in the Harvey flood

In Memoriam

Industry mourns loss of long-standing Mo. Valley leader, John Hilke John Hilke, 40 year member of the Missouri Valley Ice Manufacturer's Association, passed quietly away at the age of 78 on September 6. He served many terms on the Board, is a Past-President and he and his family have hosted many Mo. Valley conventions. Survivors include his wife Marie, and son Laron.

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HURRICANE NEWS

Refrigeration Fail Causes Explosion In Harvey Aftermath Arkema's chemical plant in Crosby, Texas, was rocked with two explosions following flooding caused by Tropical Storm Harvey. Afterward, fire from the plant and plumes of dark smoked filled the sky. The plant produces liquid organic peroxides that are used primarily in the production of plastic. “A peroxide is a compound that contains an oxygen-oxygen bond. These O-O bonds are very weak, which means that a small amount of heat will

break the bond, leading the molecule to fall apart,” Nancy Goroff, professor and chair of the Chemistry Department at Stony Brook University, told Fox News. “So once the organic peroxide was heated enough to break the O-O bond, it started to react, generating more heat and causing the bulk material to burn,” she added. Floodwater caused the plant and its backup generators to lose power. Arkema officials notified the authorities and evacuated 1.5 miles of the surrounding area.

“These things can burn very quickly and violently; it would not be unusual for them to explode,” said Richard Rennard, Arkema executive, at a news conference. “We believe it hasn’t been a massive explosion; it’s just been these vapor release valves that popped.” Fire developed in one of nine storage containers that hold the peroxides. “They should not have been operating,” Nicholas Ashford, professor of technology and policy at the MIT School of Engineering told Fox News. “They should have basically emptied the tanks by moving them to storage facilities or venting them -- lose them to the atmosphere.” The company said it began taking several measures to safely shut down the chemical plant ahead of time, but multiple layers of protection to refrigerate the organic peroxides on site failed. “We had an unprecedented 6 feet of water at the plant,” Arkema President and CEO

Rich Rowe said in comments made in the aftermath. “We lost primary power and two sources of emergency backup power. "As a result, we lost critical refrigeration of the materials on site that could now explode and cause a subsequent intense fire. The high water and lack of power left us with no way to prevent it," he added. "We evacuated our personnel for their own safety. The federal, state and local authorities were contacted, and we are working very closely with them to manage this matter. They ordered the surrounding community to be evacuated, too." There are concerns of toxicity from the fires and chemical release. Arkema described the smoke as “noxious.” “However, safety officials will have to determine what byproducts are released with the smoke. Most likely, the primary danger from this fire will be the same as with any fire," says Goroff. "The smoke will be noxious, and should be avoided, as with any smoke."

Trucks make their way through flood waters on a main road leading to the Arkema Inc. chemical plant that was in crisis during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Aug. 30, 2017, in Crosby, Texas.

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UP

RAIN COMES

HURRICANE NEWS

GAS GOES

By John Kilduff a partner at Again Capital, an investmentmanagement firm that specializes in commodities.

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he energy industry has had to deal with severe hurricanes in the past, with notable named storms like Katrina and Rita. But Harvey is a different animal.

Harvey has been identified as a 1,000-year flooding event, which has been caused by prolific amounts of rain. The last week in August, there was speculation that incredible amounts of rain — upwards of four feet — could be visited upon parts of Texas. As we are witnessing, those worst-case scenarios are coming to pass. There is another round of potential, worstcase scenario rain amounts ahead for the Houston area, with upwards of 20 more inches of rain possible, if Harvey stumbles back into the Gulf of Mexico, strengthens, and returns to the very area it just raked. With just about all the other previous hurricanes, refiners came through with minimal damage. They are engineered to withstand significant storm gusts, and, structurally, it appears, that is what happened this time around.

"The gasoline price rise will accelerate, if the next worst-case scenario emerges." However, the epic flooding in the region is atypical, and the delay in repopulating the facilities with personnel could inhibit the return to service of the affected refineries for weeks to come. Crude-oil prices are already down significantly on the sudden loss in demand from the region's refiners, and the price of gasoline is rising steadily. The gasoline price rise will accelerate, if the next worst-case scenario emerges. Texas and the Southeast are the most vulnerable to the greatest price rise, as those states are served primarily by the Gulf Coast refiners. The West Coast, Upper Midwest, and East Coast have their own refining assets that provide a good deal of their supply, and the East Coast can get increased supplies from Europe rather easily. So far, pipelines that carry refined products supplies across the Southeast and up into the Northeast, continue to operate, unaffected by the outages.

It is only a matter of time before the outage beings to register more fulsomely across the country at the pump. Storms of this type are usually more widespread in their destruction, causing demand to be impinged by people fleeing and staying put in one location for a time. This storm is myopic in its impact, leaving the bulk of the country to carry on with strong seasonal gasoline demand, except for only Southeast Texas. Absent a rapid return to service of the refineries in the region, gasoline prices could easily rise by $1.00 per gallon or more with spot shortages in some locations, especially in the Southeast. Estimates of rain amounts from round two of Harvey have been lowered, giving hope that a reversal of fortune is in store, but the forecast amounts remain significant. Still, Texans are beyond resilient, and you can be sure that they will not allow a hurricane of any size to keep them, their communities, or industries down for very long. That is the good news.

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HURRICANE NEWS

The Second

same amount, a 100,000 liters of water, for about $300." And then there were warm-hearted American women who wanted to send their breast milk to nursing mothers in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.

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There was no time for disaster workers to sort and clean old clothes. So the contributions just sat and rotted. "This very quickly went toxic and had to be destroyed," said Rilling. "And local officials poured gasoline on it and set it on fire. And then it was out to sea."

The aftermath of Hurricane Harvey reminds us all over again that when Nature grows savage and angry, Americans can get generous and kind. That's admirable. It might also be a problem.

"So, rather than clothing somebody, it went up in flames?" asked Simon.

"Generally after a disaster, people with loving intentions donate things that cannot be used in a disaster response, and in fact may actually be harmful," said Juanita Rilling, former director of the Center for International Disaster Information in Washington, D.C. "And they have no idea that they're doing it." Rilling has spent more than a decade trying to tell well-meaning people to think before they give. In 1998 Hurricane Mitch struck Honduras. More than 11,000 people died. More than a million and a half were left homeless. And Rilling got a wake-up call: "Got a call from one of our logistics experts who said that a plane full of supplies could not land, because there was clothing on the runway. It's in boxes and bales. It takes up yards of space. It can't be moved.' 'Whose clothing is it?' He said, 'Well, I don't know whose it is, but there's a high-heeled shoe, just one, and a bale of winter coats.' And I thought, winter coats? It's summer in Honduras."

"Correct. The thinking is that these people have lost everything, so they must NEED everything. So people SEND everything. You know, any donation is crazy if it's not needed. People have donated prom gowns and wigs and tiger costumes and pumpkins, and frostbite cream to Rwanda, and used teabags, 'cause you can always get another cup of tea." You may not think that sending bottles of water to devastated people seems crazy. But Rilling points out, "This water, it's about 100,000 liters, will provide drinking water for 40,000 people for one day. This amount of water to send from the United States, say, to West Africa -- and people did this -- costs about $300,000. But relief organizations with portable water purification units can produce the

Humanitarian workers call the crush of useless, often incomprehensible contributions "the second disaster." In 2004, following the Indian Ocean tsunami, a beach in Indonesia was piled with used clothing. 

Tons of donated clothing on the beach at Banda Aceh, Indonesia.

"It sounds wonderful, but in the midst of a crisis it's actually one of the most challenging things," said Rebecca Gustafson, a humanitarian aid expert who has worked on the ground after many disasters.

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You may not think that sending bottles of water to devastated people seems crazy. But Rilling points out, "This water, it's about 100,000 liters, will provide drinking water for 40,000 people for one day. This amount of water to send from the United States, say, to West Africa -- and people did this -- costs about $300,000. But relief organizations with portable water purification units can produce the same amount, a 100,000 liters of water, for about $300."


3 Generations of Commitment to the Packaged Ice Industry Since 1979 AIS has sought to deliver better manufacturing solutions to the packaged ice industry. Henry Vogt Machine Co 1956 Pictured: Doug (President), Don Sr. (Company Founder, Retired), Don Jr.(CEO), Mike (International Sales Manager)

1956 – Don Sr. begins working at Henry Vogt Machine Co as a junior engineer with focus on ice making machines.

Automatic Ice Systems Launches 1979 1979 – Don Sr. opens Automatic Ice Systems (AIS). His goal is to develop better manufacturing solutions for ice producers.

1968 Vogt model P24A Tube-Ice Machine ®

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1968 – Don Sr. develops the Vogt model P24A Tube-Ice Machine while employed at Henry Vogt Machine Co. This machine will become ® the platform to build other packaged, Tube-Ice machine models. ®

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1980 Automatic ICE™ Control Systems

1981– Don Carpenter (2nd generation) joins AIS

Automatic ICE Refrigeration Systems 1982 ™

1982 – AIS develops their first packaged high-side refrigeration ® ® solution to be used with low-side Vogt Tube-Ice machines. Over the years, AIS has made a series of improvements to these solutions to yield today’s Automatic ICE™ Refrigeration Systems.

1992 – Doug Carpenter (2nd generation) joins the team

New, Better Vogt Tube-Ice Machines 1994 ®

1980 – AIS begins redeveloping our equipment integrations control packages to be more complete and user friendly. Continual product improvement has led to today’s Automatic ICE™ Control Systems.

1990 Automatic ICE™ Conveying Systems 1990 – AIS begins to develop custom engineered, integrated screw conveyor solutions. Today, Automatic ICE™ Conveying Systems are the finest, ice conveying solutions for packaged ice.

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1999 Keith WALKING FLOOR ®

1994 -1999 AIS Engineers collaborate with the Vogt factory in ® the development of the P18FXT and P34AXL Tube-Ice Machines.

Fully Automated Palletizing Systems 2008 2008 – AIS works with RAESCO to develop the first ever fully automated packaged ice palletizing system.

2017– Mike Carpenter (3rd generation) joines the team

Thanks for trusting AIS since 1979. Our family of professionals looks forward to delivering even better solutions in the future.

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1999 – AIS works with Keith to develop the first Ice Transfer Bin for packaged ice application. Since then, AIS Engineers have worked closely with Keith to continually improve this solution for bulk ice handling.

2015 Automatic ICE™ Palletizing Systems 2015 – Automatic ICE™ Palletizing Systems are born. AIS redevelops, and greatly refines, these proven semi-automatic and fully automatic solutions that eliminate nearly all labor associated with operations.

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BUSINESS

Need Documentation? Standard Forms Can Be Modified For Your Plant

By Joe Cronley

As refrigeration plants grow in size and complexity, so does their need for procedure and documentation. At the very least, if you’re a solo operator you should leave written instructions for basic startup/ shutdown/emergency operations in case you are away. If you’re part of a larger company, if you use ammonia, and if you have 10,000 lbs of ammonia, there are additional procedures to document. Refrigeration Magazine has a guideline document typical of those written by operational engineers for very large plants. It’s a common sense guide to understanding and operating any plant, large or small. We publish it here as a guideline, and it will be available for reference in both Word and PDF format for download from our website at www.refrigeration-magazine.com. Large companies require such documents as part of their standard operations, but you can benefit as well. Make sure to contact your state and local authorities for additional operations safety requirements at your local level. 12 REFRIGERATION Magazine │September 2017

PROCESS SAFETY MANAGEMENT/RISK MANAGEMENT PREVENTION PROGRAM STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES

Overall System Operation Objective This procedure is established to describe the Technical Operating Specifications (TOS) and to set forth Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for general operation of an ammonia refrigeration system. Purpose The purpose of the TOS is to provide a general description of the entire ammonia refrigeration system. The purpose of the SOP is to establish the proper steps for monitoring the system during normal operations, complete system shut-down and start-up, emergency shut-down and emergency operations, and operations during a power failure. Concerns Ammonia refrigeration systems must be monitored. Operational upsets must be promptly corrected to prevent the potential release of ammonia or damage to equipment. Proper start-up, shutdown, and emergency operations are essential to minimize the potential for a release of ammonia and damage to equipment. Among the incidents we are trying to prevent are: • Creation of an emergency situation due to loss of control of the refrigeration system • Escalation of an emergency situation due to improper response to upsets • Potential damage to equipment and potential release of ammonia • Potential fire and explosion due to formation of a flammable atmosphere and providing an ignition source


Equipment/ This section will detail the number and Location location of all equipment located in the plant, such as compressors and location; number and general description of ice machines, any associated equipment specific to the ice machines; evaporator systems and locations; evaporative condensers and associated equipment.

Task Flow SYSTEM MONITORING DURING NORMAL OPERATIONS

COMPLETE SYSTEM SHUTDOWN

Related Inspection and Maintenance Records documents location; System Log Book location; Manufacturer's Installation and Operations documents location; Ammonia MSDS location.

Technical Operating Specification (TOS) This section includes a general description of the integrated refrigeration system an all components using ammonia. It should also include a section of more detailed information: • Number, manufacturer and capacity of ice makers • Number, manufacturer and capacity of compressors • Presence of and specifics of any integrated control system • Presence of and specifics of any backup shutdown systems such as power overrides and manual switching systems that are independent of the integrated control system • Description and capacities of any onboard compressors, condensors, pilot vessels, receivers, and associated equipment, including high and low operating temperatures and pressures at each point. • Descriptions of sensors integrated into the system, their operational function, and any system override capabilities.

COMPLETE SYSTEM START-UP AND START-UP FOLLOWING AN EMERGENCY SHUT-DOWN

EMERGENCY SHUT-DOWN PROCEDURES AND EMERGENCY OPERATIONS

OPERATIONS DURING A POWER FAILURE

Cold Room Description: • Number and capacity of evaporators and any associated compressor equipment, as well as system control panel and any manual overrides. • Basic operating information should include a description of the refrigeration circuit, presence and capacity of any condensers, receivers, operating pressures and temperatures. • Anhydrous Ammonia Information: Ammonia suppliers should provide MSDS and any language speaking to the general characteristics and safety of NH3. This section should include a generalized description of ammonia system safety precautions such as: • Machinery room safety provisions, existence and location of safety equipment, lockout systems. • Existence and description of any detection and alarm systems, purge valve and fans • General description of conditions constituting an emergency, presence and location of written emergency response plans continued on page 17 ► September 2017 │ REFRIGERATION Magazine 13


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SYSTEM MONITORING DURING NORMAL OPERATIONS   Read the logbook prior to the start of each shift to determine the operational status of the refrigeration system and any maintenance/repair work that is underway. Record all necessary maintenance operations instituted by your shift in the logbook for review by the oncoming crew. This information is located: [note your company’s location]   Visually inspect the equipment in the engine room at least once each hour. Record compressor pressures and receiver levels on the log sheet (twice per shift). These inspections can be critical in the ongoing operational safety and maintenance of the plant. Note unusual noises, fluids, vibration, other unusual activity.   Visually inspect the evaporative condensers, coolers, and freezers at least twice per shift. Record the condenser pressures and cooler/freezer temperatures on the log sheet. Note unusual noises, fluids, vibration, other unusual activity.   Record all maintenance and repair work on the refrigeration system in the logbook. Continuously be alert and responsive to mechanical integrity, the need to schedule maintenance work around production activity, management of changes and personnel safety issues.   Record all telephone calls and verbal reports from the plant regarding the refrigeration system in the logbook.   Record all preventive maintenance work in the logbook. COMPLETE SYSTEM SHUTDOWN AND PUMPDOWN PROCEDURES [This is a sample document. Your company’s procedure will vary.]   Close the main liquid valve to the plant.   Keep the ammonia circulation pumps running as the levels drop in the accumulators. When the low level set point is reached in each accumulator, the ammonia pumps will shut off automatically. Several hours may be needed to accomplish this procedure.   Keep the ammonia compressors running as the system is pumped down. The compressors will eventually shut down on low suction pressure after several hours. The compressors will shut down when the low side suction pressure cutout reaches its predetermined set point.   After the compressors are shut down, close the compressor suction valves located on each compressor.   Place the selector switches for the ammonia recirculation pumps in the OFF position.   The evaporative condenser fans and cooling water pumps should stop automatically once the appropriate set points are reached. [Add your system’s shutoff thresholds in PSI and/ or temperature.] Determine and correct any problems before restarting the system following an emergency shutdown.

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COMPLETE SYSTEM STARTUP FOLLOWING AN EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN   Open the main liquid valve to the plant slowly   After the main liquid valve is opened, start any ammonia circulation pumps  Enable air handlers   Ensure that the evaporative condenser fans and cooling water pumps are set up so that the fans and pumps will turn on automatically when the appropriate pressure set points are reached.   After the ammonia pumps, condensers, and air handlers are enabled, open the compressor discharge valves, open the compressor suction valves, and start one of the refrigeration compressors. As system pressures drop to safe operating range, enable any other low side compressors. Pressures must be monitored for several minutes to ensure normal operation.   After the refrigeration compressors are started, the icemakers, icemaker compressors, and condensers can be enabled as required and the ice making system started at the operator interface terminal. EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN PROCEDURES AND EMERGENCY OPERATIONS   In the event of a major ammonia release (e.g., system integrity compromised/pipe rupture) or fires, use the emergency stop button [STATE LOCATION OF ALL SUCH BUTTONS].

release of greater than 100 pounds must be reported to the National Response Center (NRC) division of the U.S. Coast Guard within 15 minutes at (800) 424-8802. [verify your state and local response offices and their conditions for notification of ammonia release].   In the event of an ammonia leak from a single piece of equipment (e.g., a freezer or cooler): Consult PSM/RMP Equipment Summaries and SOPs for additional procedures to follow for these units.   Stop the flow of ammonia liquid to the individual piece of equipment by closing the valve in the liquid supply line feeding the equipment (or stopping the appropriate pump).  Turn on the exhaust fans affecting the area.   Leave the valves in the suction lines open to lower the pressure on the equipment.   Start the engine room ventilation fans for all leaks in or around the engine room.   Stop the individual compressors in an emergency by activating the appropriate switch on the compressor in the engine room. An individual compressor should be stopped to lower the system discharge pressures if there was a fire in the engine room, a major leak at the compressor (e.g., a gasket failure), or a major equipment problem at the compressor (e.g., a broken coupling).

OPERATIONS DURING A POWER FAILURE  Close the main liquid ammonia feed valve Use the procedures listed under “Complete After this is done, notify 911 of the emergency   system startup when power has been and what has occurred. Notify responsible restored and startup following an emergency facility personnel to initiate response, repair, shutdown.” or evacuation procedures per the facility Emergency Response Plan. Any ammonia

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CONVENTIONS Lunch at Mooloolaba River Fisheries

Scenes from the PIAA The Packaged Ice Association of Australasia, held their annual meeting August 7-9 in Mooloolaba, a suburb and tourist resort township on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia. It is located 97 kilometres north of the state capital, Brisbane, and is part of the Maroochydore urban centre.

Gary Wing, PIAA CEO and Treasurer, speaking to the group

Fisheries tour

The PIAA has members from New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, New Zealand, Western Australia, Tasmania, and South Australia. Bagging ice at the fisheries

Photo Credit: Darrell Mount of KCS/RouteMan

Ice at the fisheries

Ginger vats

More ice on tour

PIAA Gala Dinner

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Left to right: John Swan, PIAA president; Darrell Mount, KCS/RouteMan Mobile, and Gary Wing, CEO/Treasurer.


HURRICANE NEWS

In Rockport, TX For Hurricane Harvey Relief Jesse Mireles writes: “After we went down to Rockport we decided to give away some ice bags to the people who were effected the worst by Hurricane Harvey. We setup in downtown Rockport beside the Texas State Guard who was distributing water and food. They said that the residents were waiting for FEMA to show up. My truck made a cameo on the CNN national news.”

Clockwise from top: Mireles Ice truck giving away ice; Jesse Mireles on scene during Hurricane Harvey; Mireles Ice appearance on CNN

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AD INDEX

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American Ice Equipment Exchange, aieexchange.com............................ 21 & 23 Automatic ICE Systems, automaticice.com............................................................ 11 Classified Ads....................................................................................................... 22 – 26 HawkEye Ice Co., hawkeyeice.com........................................................................ 13 Ice Systems & Supplies Inc. (ISSI), issionline.com............................................ 16 & 24 Ing-Tech Corporation (ITC), itcpack.com....................................................... 18 & 22 Keet Consulting Services, LLC (KCS), kcsgis.com.................................................... 17 KEITH Walking Floor, keithwalkingfloor.com............................................................. 18

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Ice Max 3 Ton Moving Floor Ice Bin MGR 3000SD Stainless Bin Mannhardt 2801 Ice Bin Vogt HE40’s 7/8 Vogt HE30’s 7/8 Vogt 4000 4000lb 7/8 A/C Ice Maker Vogt 218 Water-Cooled, Mini Tube Vogt 118’s 5 Ton Ice Maker 7/8, W/C Vogt 118 5 Ton Ice Maker 7/8, A/C Turbo CF8SCER 2007 5 Ton Ice Maker Turbo BF40SC, 20 Ton Ice Maker Turbo BF28SC 15 Ton Ice Maker Arctic Temp 4000 Lb Ice Maker Clinebell CB300 300lb Block Makers Clinebell S-60 Snow Cone Block Maker • Hamer 125 Bag Closers with Stands

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Hamer 125 Rebuilds Hamer 310 Form, Fill, & Seal Vivian Manual Block Press Matthiesen Bagger Take-Off System, Less Conveyor Matthiesen VLS, Bottom Load Bagger, Galv Matthiesen VL510, Top Load Bagger, Stainless Matthiesen VL510, Top Load Bagger, Galv Belt Conveyor, Hytrol TA 21’ Belt Conveyor, Hytrol BA 10’ Belt Conveyor, Hytrol TA 12’ Belt Conveyor, Hytrol TA 6’ 9x10 Galvanized Portable Screw conveyor

• 9  x10 Stainless Portable Screw Conveyor • Kalamazoo 4000M-SA Stretch Wrapper • Amcot ST-25 Cooling Tower • Marley 4821 Cooling tower • 19x30x12T Walk In Freezer • Hog ring Staples (for pneumatic gun) • Magliner Ramp 28” x 13’ 4” • 10LB Ice Cans (45) 4.5” x 8” x 14”T • Snow Cone Block Cans • New Jersey Bag Closer Parts • Cat Walk Platform for P34 Vogt • Ice Shaker • 16lb Wicketed “misprint” Ice Bags • 5lb Wicketed Ice Bags • 1/2HP Drop In Refrigeration Units • Large Inventory of Hard To Get Parts

AND MUCH MORE!

If you have discontinued ice bags or used equipment you would like to sell PLEASE CALL. SEE OUR USED EQUIPMENT WEB PAGE AT WWW.AIEEXCHANGE.COM. Call for surplus ice! Polar Temp Equipment Mike Landino - Toll free - 1-877-376-0367 E-mail (NEW ADDRESS): mlandino@polartemp.com Don’t forget to call if you have a quality piece of used equipment for sale.

HARD TO FIND PARTS? Impossible to get? CALL FRANK! If he doesn't have it and he can't get it, it can't be found!

TRAILERS FOR SALE Two 1998 Pup Trailers – Road Ready $7,800 each

Contact Ruben Walden at (239) 936-3876 or metroice@embarqmail.com

COLD PLATE TRAILER FOR SALE

Large Selection of Parts for Compressors,

16ft gooseneck trailer with tandem 8000lb axles. 2hrs low temp condensing unit with cold plates. 7ft wide outside and 78” tall inside. Pulls great with pickup. Call for pictures. Hamilton, Ms. $7,500 OBO

Block Plants.

Call 662-319-7460

We buy all types of used ice making &

TRAILER FOR SALE

refrigeration equipment.

45 foot refrigerated trailer with electric refrigeration. Evaporator in trailer w/ 5 HP condensing unit on the ground. Great for cross-docking.

Compressors, Vilters, Eclips, MRI 90, York, Y & G Series HDI Compressors, Frick, York, Vilter ALSO

COMER REFRIGERATION

(386) 328-1687 | (386) 325-0909 (fax) crsrefrigeration@aol.com

Tennessee Valley Ice Company Call Gary at (423) 698-6290

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SOUTHEAST (continued) USED EQUIPMENT FOR SALE • Turbo Tig 33 Ice Maker, 98 model • Mycom N6WB Compressors w/125 HP motors skid mounted with oil separators (used with Vogt P34AL ice makers) • Turbo CB38 Rake • Screw Conveyor Drive Packages for 9" and 12" conveyors (great condition) • Hammer RBC with conveyor

"NEW" KAMCO PARTS Ice Systems & Supplies Rock Hill, SC Toll free (800) 662-1273 or (803) 324-8791

• Stainless 9" and 12" screw conveyors • 21' Hytrol belt conveyor • Turbo CB87 with plastic chain and sprockets and stainless steel flights • Morris 18 ton Tube Cube Maker, R22, 2006 model complete with evap condensor 1" ice • Vogt 218, rebuilt in 2005, complete with cooling tower

PLANT MANAGER & REFRIGERATION TECH WANTED We are looking for a Plant Manager and a Refrigeration Tech for a distribution center in Southwest Louisiana.

Resumes may be faxed to 337-238-5095, or e-mailed to westlaice@bellsouth.net. Candidates may apply in person or mail a resume to: West Louisiana Ice Service, 1707 Smart Street, Leesville, LA 71496-1507.

MIDWEST

BUSINESS FOR SALE ICE FOR SALE A Family Owned Ice Company

Tube Ice, 7, 10, 20, 22 lb Bags Over a million bags in stock. Shipped or Picked up PIQCS Plus Accredited Arctic Ice Inc. Call Steve Camenzind

(314) 989-9090

ICE PLANT FOR SALE Well established plant, wholesale and retail sales in the Ozark Mountains. 45 Tom production capacity. Excellent Tourist Area. Owner Wants To Retire.

Contact Us at CONGR8@COX.NET

WANTED Used trailer to haul frozen foods – small, only up to 12'

Email: info@WellsFamilyFarms.com

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Full service ice manufacturing and water purification business for sale. Located in western Arizona on three parcels with living quarters consisting of one bedroom. Two 10-ton ice machines as well as commercial water purification system. Too many assets to list: trucks with refrigeration, store front with 24-hour vending, trucks with 10,000+ water tanks, over 60 ice merchandisers. Solid customer base in addition to seasonal contractors during growing seasons. Owners wish to retire.

Please call 928-859-4233.

FOR SALE • 36 " x 8' suction accumulator, 150# vessel good cond. • 9- 36" 2 hp direct drive fans, 220 volt • 3 evaporators evapco two fan, runs on ammonia, good condition • 200 amp three phase 240 volt,disconnect

Contact Jim Riley

231-218-5868 or jriley417@gmail.com


CLASSIFIEDS

NORTHEAST

ICE FOR SALE

FOR SALE

Vogt Mini tube ice, 8, 20 & 40 lb. bags. All ice is screened, palletized & stretch wrapped.

Arctic Temp 8000 SM 4-Ton ice machine. Very low hours, barely used. Asking $20,000.

We deliver or you pick up. Our water is treated with ozone for sterilization. No Chlorine Added!

Manny Raza

(732) 684-4464

Martin's Ice Company

Phone (717) 733-7968 or fax (717) 733-1981 PA

USED EQUIPMENT FOR SALE 1-800-543-1581

Merchandiser Parts for all brands at competitive prices.

(877) 984-5945

VOGT ICE FOR SALE 5, 7, 16 & 40 lb. bags. Water is lab tested for purity. Delivery or pick-up. Six generations of quality.

www.modernice.com Ice Makers • Vogt Ice Maker – P24A • Morris Ice Maker • Vogt Ice Maker – P118 • Turbo Ice Maker – CAR120 • Turbo Ice Maker – CF40SCER • Vogt Ice Maker – P418 • Vogt Ice Maker – HE30 • Kold Draft Ice Maker

Packaging • Matthiesen Heat Seal Bagger • Matthiesen Baler (3 Available) •H  amer Form, Fill, and Seal Machine - 310

Check our most recent inventory online at www.modernice.com! Long Island Ice & Fuel Corp.

Call (631) 727-3010

FOR SALE • 140 ft. York herring bone • 4 ton bridge crane • Two Tuffy upenders • Perfection block scorers • Tip tables • 14 can filler Plus other equipment

Call Gary Evans, Clayville Ice Co., Inc.

(315) 839-5405

ICE CARVING TOOLS Plastic liners for clear block makers $1.24/ea Reusable drip pans – from $6.50/ea Over 500 items in stock for Ice Carvers

www.IceSculptingTools.com

or (440) 717-1940

Handling • Matthiesen Shaker Belt with Stand • Shaker •1  2” Stainless Steel Auger (Several Lengths) •1  2” Stainless Steel Shroud Trough Cover

EQUIPMENT FOR SALE Suction Accumulator - Chil-Con, Model #AA24084, 24” x 7’ high, with boil out coil – Like new condition $6,000.00 Receiver 12’ x 30” with warming loop used with Vogt ice makerLike new condition - $6,000.00 Toshiba 125 HP Motor, Premium Efficiency Contact Kyle at Long Island Ice & Fuel Corp.

(631) 727-3010 or (516) 790-6842

FRICK BLOCK ICE PLANT, TURBO TIGAR & AMMONIA REFRIGERATION COMPONENTS FOR SALE 40’ Frick herring bone coil & new coil 1,800 block ice 40 gal. cans, 50 36-can grids, 2 5-HP Pond Agitators 2 Shephard Niles 9–ton cranes, 40’ span, controls, spare parts 50 ton Turbo TIGAR ice maker, 2 CB 50 Turbo rakes and controls Compressors: 150 HP FES screw, 350 HP Frick screw, 4 – CrePaco 100 HP recips. Accumulators, Surge vessels, receiver, valves & VFD controls 20 HP fan IMECO & 50 HP BAC evaporative condensers Scott Memhard, Cape Pond Ice Company, Gloucester, MA

Tel. 978-283-0174; email: scott_m@capepondice.com

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SOUTHWEST

EQUIPMENT WANTED

FOR SALE (1) Vogt P118 Reconditioned, runs on R404 Freon (1) Mini Tube Vogt, air-cooled 404 Freon (1) Mid Tube Vogt, air-cooled 404 Freon

VOGT´S P24s and P34s used in any condition. Only MID or LARGE ice. Ice RAKE 30 tons or less used. CONTACT US BEFORE YOU SELL!

LPIceEquipment@gmail.com

(1) Rebuilt CB P118

(809) 350-8297

4 P118 7/8 tube with cooling towers, 16 ton Kamco steel bin, 1 Matthiessen VLS top load bagger and 1 bottom load bagger. 4 Hamer 125 bag tiers Screw conveyors with drive motors

For information call Tom

Call Charlie Bolton (Houston, TX)

(713) 643-0573

ICE PLANT FOR SALE

ICE EQUIPMENT

(817) 475-2459 WANTED

WEST

Vogt 6000 and Vogt 9000

ICE CRUSHER/SNOW BLOWER FOR SALE

Call Charlie Bolton Houston, TX

(713) 643-0573

Snow Blower-Tri-Pak 300lb. Block Ice Crusher/Blower on Tandem Trailer. Ford 300 Inline 6 Industrial Gas Engine, Original owner, well-maintained, very clean, unabused machine! Will sling ice 70'. In Southern California.

Will ship anywhere!

$29,000

Call (661) 269-2093

PACIFIC ICE BUSINESS FOR SALE Successful ice manufacturing and distribution business for sale. Established in 1983, located in eastern Washington. Owner is retiring. Enjoy life and semi-retirement in this profitable business. Sale includes buildings, land, equipment, vehicles, and rental property. Miscellaneous ice merchandisers for sale Glass and solid door.

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FOR SALE 2005 12 Ton Kamco Bin in good condition. $5000. Contact Greg LeBlanc at Orange County Ice, Bridge City, TX

(409) 920-0037

ICE MANUFACTURE AND SUPPLY BUSINESS FOR SALE HAWAII • Strong existing customer base  • $200K Annual Sales  • Vogt Ice Machines  • 3-Ton Stainless Steel Auger • Feed Ice Bin • 2,500lb Storage (Walk-in Freezer) • Isuzu MPR Refrigerated Box Truck  • Turn-Key

Call (808) 384-7033 for more information.   $80K


Modern works with packaged ice clients who face increasing costs and require financing solutions and technical and engineering assistance to decrease downtime and increase their profits.

Modern helps those clients with sales and terms programs, the best equipment and automation solutions, our Freeze Force technical support team, and by utilizing the best buying practices and inventory controls. Contact us to review your critical concerns – we are the company to partner with to create solutions for your business!

CALL US TODAY at

1-800-543-1581

Learn more about Modern at

WWW.MODERNICE.COM


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